Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 27, 2013
An auction of comic book art held in early August featured two which played a role in the event which inspired the movie, Argo. The artwork was created by iconic comic book artist, Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the Hulk. In 1979, Kirby was hired by producer and visionary, Barry Ira Geller, to create storyboards for the film adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s scifi-fantasy book, The Lord of Light. Geller’s vision included a theme park, Science Fiction Land, for which Kirby created architectural renderings.
The movie was never produced, but Kirby's art resurfaced as part of a cover story for a CIA team bent on rescuing US diplomats hiding in the Canadian Embassy during the Iran hostage crisis.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 26, 2013
Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 23, 2013
Begian app development firm MacRabbit has created Slicey (formerly Layer Cake), an app which exports layer groups from Photoshop files as independent images. The app recognizes tags, and can export Retina 2x versions of graphics created from vectors.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on August 22, 2013
In the three months since Adobe® announced it’s discontinuing its boxed version (and perpetual license) of Creative Suite® products in favor of a cloud-based subscription service, reactions from professional creatives has been mixed. For users who frequently upgrade their Adobe products, the cloud subscription service will lower costs initially, and can include additional software packages and online services (such as the Behance® Prosite portfolio site). Those users who skip version upgrades as a cost-savings tactic will find that the new model is more expensive after about two years. Disgruntled users have started an online petition protesting Creative Cloud™. Adobe has addressed many of the concerns in its online article, "5 Myths about Adobe® Creative Cloud™".
Posted by Rebecca Blake on July 30, 2013
Random House has posted a series of videos highlighting recent publications and giving an inside peek at the publishing house. One of their most recent uploads features some of their most noted art directors speaking on The Art of Cover Design. The video offers intriguing insight into the process of Robbin Schiff, Chip Kidd, and Peter Mendelsund, among others, in working with illustrators, photographers, and authors.